The USA Network is cleaning house this week. After cancelling the low-rated Common Law, the network has decided to bring Fairly Legal to a close after just two seasons. On the brighter side, the cable channel is nearing a deal to bring back Burn Notice for a seventh season.
Fairly Legal showed promise at the start of Season 2, with a healthy 3.5 million viewers tuning into the premiere. The ratings slid throughout the year, with just 2.5 million viewers watching the season finale. Series star Sarah Shahi recently booked a recurring role on the NBC drama Chicago Fire. Here is what a USA Network executive had to say about the news.
"Sarah Shahi is undoubtedly a star and we're thrilled she'll be joining our sister network NBC on Chicago Fire. We are proud of Fairly Legal and thank the very talented cast and crew for two fantastic seasons."
Burn Notice will receive a 13-episode Season 7 when the deal is finalized. The show joins Suits, White Collar, and Covert Affairs, which were all recently renewed. The fate of USA's Necessary Roughness has still not been decided yet.